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Physiotherapy

Clinical Hours
Monday to Friday: 8.00-14.00
Saturdays: 8.00-11.00
No sessions are held on Sundays and Public Holidays

Contact number
25452300/9

What does the Physiotherapy Department do?
The physiotherapy department offers its services to inpatients and outpatients experiencing physical limitations due to cancer and/or its treatment. Physiotherapy can assist in improving quality of life by maximising functional ability and independence and in managing symptoms such as pain, fatigue and breathlessness. The physiotherapist will assess your needs and together with you will formulate realistic goals for you to achieve. Treatment sessions are tailored to how you are feeling on the day.

What services are offered by the Physiotherapy department?
We offer an inpatient and outpatient service. Our services cover adult and paediatric cancer patients. The department also has a dedicated lymphoedema service.

Who can make use of this service?
Any cancer patient experiencing mobility limitations due to cancer and its treatment can be referred for physiotherapy. You may benefit from physiotherapy if you experience any of the following problems; 
     • Muscle weakness
     • Limited joint range e.g. decreased shoulder movement in patients treated for breast cancer
     • Mobility problems such as walking/ getting out of bed
     • Lymphoedema: swelling in the arms or legs following cancer treatment
     • Fatigue and breathlessness
     • Pain

The service also assists and supports carers in managing patients in transferring techniques, mobility and positioning.

How can you be referred?
Kindly ask your doctor for a referral note should you require to utilise our services. An appointment can be organised by personally presenting the referral note or by phone. The referral note should be presented at the reception desk within the clinical support services, on your first appointment. Contact us should you wish to check if you could benefit from a physiotherapy assessment.